Mahmudul Haque, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in QLD (QUT).

Mahmudul Haque discovered that he wanted to be a drug discovery and development scientist when he was at second year of his bachelor degree. He competed his bachelor degree in Pharmacy at East West University, Bangladesh. Then he moved to Stockholm, Sweden to pursue a Master’s degree in Neurochemistry from Stockholm University.  After completing his MSc degree, he became a Research Assistant at the University of Malaya, Malaysia where he got substantial experience in pre-clinical drug development particularly in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and published his work in Phytomedicine as a first author.

Mahmudul is currently a final year PhD student at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland (APCPC-Q), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His major research focus is to develop treatment for advance prostate cancer patients. He is a recipient of the QUT International HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship and Supervisor scholarship. Mahmudul presented his work at various symposiums including at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Health Symposium, Translational Research Institute Symposium (TRS) and IHBI Inspires, and received a runner-up award poster award in the development category at TRS-2019.

Upon completion of his PhD, Mahmudul aspires to transition his career from academia to industry. He wants to work as an R&D scientist at a biopharmaceutical company. He believes that participating in the IMNIS program as a mentee will provide him an excellent opportunity to learn new skill sets required for industry jobs.